Rattler News

January 18, 2022

From The Desk Of Principal Roberts

Dear Parents,

We have jumped right in and started off 2023 with a great start! We have many exciting events coming our way this semester. Our first big event is Career Day on February 10th. We had our first career day in 2020, and it was a HUGE success. We want to bring this back but we need your help! We currently have ten presenters but need about 25- 30 to make this a success. In 2020, we had many careers including a meteorologist, stuntman, pilot pro football player, firefighter, chiropractor entrepreneur, engineer, producer and so much more.

Please spread the message below to the community.

Presenters do not have to be River Ridge parents.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in presenting on Career Day to our amazing Rattlers (20 min talk, 5 min Q&A). Visual aids, technology, or anything that can make your presentation more interactive are encouraged. We will have a doc cam/projector available for presentations as needed. If you know someone who might like to participate, please share this message.
Questions? Email Jill Jensen @ jillalbers@gmail.com

Thank you in advance!

With Joy,

Shelley Roberts

Important Dates

  • January 13th: Spelling Bee at 8:00. Parents of participants can join us live for the event. All other spectators are invited to watch the live stream: https://leanderisd.zoom.us/j/8449692738 - Passcode: rrebee
  • January 16th: Student/Staff Holiday
  • February 10th: Career Day


From Coach Guthrie

Dear Parents & Students,

The PE Department has a new pilot program called Students Teach Students. Sometimes kids learn better from another kid. Once a month we will hold a free clinic for any 2nd - 5th grade student that would like extra help on a skill we have recently gone over in PE. This month we will be working on PUNTING. Coach Jackson & I have selected students as coaches based on their above average soccer skills. They will be helping any 2nd - 5th grade student that wants a little more personal instruction. Of course we will be there as well. If you are interested please help us keep track of how many students to expect by clicking on the link below and filling out the form. Unfortunately, we will have to cap the amount of students to 20. If you are able to fill out this form your child has made it in. If not, that means we are at capacity and it won’t let you fill out the form.

Date: Friday, January 27th

Time: 7-7:30am

Where: MPR

(Drop your child off in the back of the school where the steps are and we will let them in)

Sign up for Students Teach Students

*This form is NOT for coaches.

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Self-Love Challenge

Day 1: List 10 things that you love about yourself!

Day 2: Take Time to do something you love to do!

Day 3: Wear RED to show that you love and care for your healthy heart!

Day 4: Write down 3 things that you are grateful for!

Day 5: Play with someone that brings you joy!

Day 6: Write a love letter to yourself!

Day 7: Write yourself at least 5 compliments on post-it notes. Stick them wherever you

can see them often! (Ex: Bathroom mirror, in your room, in your lunchbox, etc..)

Day 8: Wear something that makes you feel good & confident about yourself!

Day 9: Try a new healthy food or snack!

Day 10: Write a note to a teacher or a friend telling them what you love about them!

Day 11: Tell a friend something you have done that you are proud of!

Day 12: Drink at least 2 water bottles full of water in one day!

Day 13: Give yourself a HUG!

Day 14: Give someone a compliment!

Fifth Grade Middle School Visits

  • Thursday, February 16th: Fifth grade students will visit Canyon Ridge starting at 9:30.
  • Wednesday, February 22: CRMS course selection at River Ridge (8:45-9:45)

Instructional Materials Feedback from LISD

This spring, Leander ISD will consider/adopt new instructional resources for six courses: American Sign Language I-IV, Chinese I-IV, AP US History, AP Calculus AB and BC, African-American Studies, & Mexican-American Studies. Members of our LISD community have opportunities and are encouraged to provide feedback on these resources from January 17 - February 17 through in-person viewing at Central Office and Cedar Park High School or by viewing the materials virtually on the district website. We will host three Q&A Zoom meetings with district curriculum experts that allow community members to explore the options, ask questions and provide feedback. For questions about the instructional materials selection process, please reach out to Matt Bentz, Chief Academic Officer.

After School Enrichment

Registration for Session 3 of After School Enrichment is OPEN! Please share the link with teachers and families. Registration closes on January 16th, 2023. Contact Megan Liles with questions.